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Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Author:
    Gayle Forman
  • ISBN:
    0060887478
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060887476
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  • Publisher:
    HarperTeen (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Growing Up & Facts of Life
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    1291 kb
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    1627 kb
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    1159 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    277
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Dedicated to misunderstood girls everywhere. My shrink droned on, reading from a big, fat book that apparently contained all the secrets of the mind.

Dedicated to misunderstood girls everywhere. ‘Often loses temper, often argues with adults, actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules, deliberately annoys people, blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior, is often angry and resentful, is often spiteful and vindictiv.

Sisters in Sanity book. Gayle Forman once again pulled at my heartstrings with this raw, powerful story filled with characters that felt nothing less than real to me. Perfectly done! In this book, sixteen year old Brit is carted off to a behavior modification boot camp by her father and stepmonster.

Gayle Forman is a decent writer, much better than she's shown in SISTERS IN SANITY. She can create great, multi dimensional characters. Brit was likable enough, she had a few layers, but most weren't unique or special. I felt like I've seen her character in other books. Her mother's mental illness was a good addition to the plot, unfortunately Forman didn't capture the true essence of a schizophrenic. Instead, it seemed like she read some symptom list and took them literally. THEMES: mental illness, friendship, family, bands, psych hospitals

I'm a child psychologist and very picky with inaccurate mental health/therapy stories. SISTERS IN SANITY is the literary equivalent of an overwrought Lifetime TV movie. The formula: victim, injustice, empowerment, happy ending.

I'm a child psychologist and very picky with inaccurate mental health/therapy stories. Insurances pay at most 28 days, usually much less, thanks to HMOs.

174 Pages · 2016 · 1013 KB · 20 Downloads ·English. Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter.

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Jane, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, to name just a few. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

We sat out on a rock, me, V, Bebe, and Cassie. it was the air of finality. Cassie was leaving soon. V would be, too. There was no date yet, but it was going to happen. That night, V told the Sisters her secret.

Together, they'll hold on to their sanity and their sisterhood despite the bleak Red Rock reality. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman. I had never even heard of Sisters in Sanity, but when I signed up for the Gayle Forman Read-Along at Book Addict’s Guide, I decided to go along for the whole thing

Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman. I had never even heard of Sisters in Sanity, but when I signed up for the Gayle Forman Read-Along at Book Addict’s Guide, I decided to go along for the whole thing. Since Sisters in Sanity was the first book up, I decided to give it a chance. Sisters in Sanity starts out with Brit complaining about a family trip to the Grand Canyon with her father, baby brother, and Stepmonster. However, when it’s time to leave for the trip, Brit realizes that something fishy is going on. Instead of going to the Grand Canyon, her father takes her to Red Rock.

Sisters in Sanity is a Young Adult Books by Gayle Forman. Read Sisters in Sanity. Have you ever had the out-of-control dream? The one where you know you're not crazy, but no one around you-not your parents, not your teachers, not even the authorities-will listen to you?

Sisters in Sanity is a Young Adult Books by Gayle Forman. Have you ever had the out-of-control dream? The one where you know you're not crazy, but no one around you-not your parents, not your teachers, not even the authorities-will listen to you? For sixteen-year-old Brit Hemphill, the out-of-control dream comes true when her dad enrolls her at Red Rock, a bogus treatment center that claims to cure rebellious teen girls. At Red Rock, Brit is forced into therapy, and her only hope of getting her life back is in the hands of an underqualified staff of counselors.

Have you ever had the out-of-control dream? The one where you know you're not crazy, but no one around you—not your parents, not your teachers, not even the authorities—will listen to you?

For sixteen-year-old Brit Hemphill, the out-of-control dream comes true when her dad enrolls her at Red Rock, a bogus treatment center that claims to cure rebellious teen girls. At Red Rock, Brit is forced into therapy, and her only hope of getting her life back is in the hands of an underqualified staff of counselors. Brit's dad thinks Red Rock can save her, but the truth is it's doing more harm than good.

No girl could survive Red Rock alone—but at a treatment center where you earn privileges for ratting out your peers, it's hard to know who you can trust. For Brit, everything changes when she meets V, Bebe, Martha, and Cassie, four girls who keep her from going over the edge. Together they'll hold on to their sanity and their sisterhood while trying to keep their Red Rock reality from becoming a full-on nightmare.


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Many readers are probably more familiar with Gayle's "If I Stay" (especially with the sequel recently released). It was due to knowing of them that I stumbled across this when filling up a cart on Amazon. The premise is about a girl being sent away to a center for rebellious teens by her father.

That girl is Brit Hemphill, 16 years old with magenta and black hair and tattoos. She's in a band (Clod) with friends Denise, Erik, and Jed, the guy she's in love with. The book opens with her trip to Red Rock Academy, disguised as a family trip to the Grand Canyon by her dad. In the first few weeks she has an attitude, but Virginia (or V, as she prefers to be called) helps her get started off right. She makes three other friends, Bebe, Martha, and Cassie, and the five of them together keep each other sane.

The rules at Red Rock are very strict. You're given "levels" numbered 1-6, one being the lowest and six being highest. There's hardly any contact with people outside, and when you can it's limited to family only. They will withhold things from you unless you do what you're told to do. You get level upgrades for telling them what they want to hear. Basically, the place isn't a legitimate institution, it's just taking money from overly concerned parents. Of course, the parents don't realize this, the truth is always hidden when there are visitors, not to mention they're warned to not listen to the complaints of their child (since they're child is out of control and not to be trusted).

While it seems to be difficult to abide by the rules, there are ways around them, like to write and receive letters from non-family. There's also a way to sneak out briefly at night. As the months go by, the girls grow closer. Brit is even able to keep in contact with Jed and her band.

Then somebody gets caught breaking a rule and dynamics change. The girls attempt to stay right but it gets harder. When one of them ends up in the hospital thanks to the negligence of Red Rock, Brit reaches a breaking point. At that moment she makes it her resolve to shut Red Rock down.

I will not say any more as to what happens in the end. You will not be disappointed as you take on Brit's journey.

My Rating:

Very Good: Stay up late
Zamo
Grade: D-

Brit's father says they're going on vacation, but instead drops her off at Red Rock, a therapeutic boarding school run more like a prison than a school. Verbal abuse is the cornerstone of the "therapy", but Brit manages to make friends. Soon she discovers Red Rock may have secrets of its own. Dangerous secrets.

I'm a child psychologist and very picky with inaccurate mental health/therapy stories. SISTERS IN SANITY is the literary equivalent of an overwrought Lifetime TV movie. The formula: victim, injustice, empowerment, happy ending. Gayle Forman couldn't have done five minutes of research on licensing, treatment centers and insurance reimbursement. Insurances pay at most 28 days, usually much less, thanks to HMOs. Treatment facilities, even bad ones don't have patients/students running the halls at night with pass keys, sneaking in to offices to steal files.

Gayle Forman is a decent writer, much better than she's shown in SISTERS IN SANITY. She can create great, multi dimensional characters. Brit was likable enough, she had a few layers, but most weren't unique or special. I felt like I've seen her character in other books. Her mother's mental illness was a good addition to the plot, unfortunately Forman didn't capture the true essence of a schizophrenic. Instead, it seemed like she read some symptom list and took them literally.

THEMES: mental illness, friendship, family, bands, psych hospitals

Skip SISTERS IN SANITY unless you don't care about inaccurate portrayals of mental illness.
zmejka
I got this after the BookBub ad ran and went it with great expectations. It didn’t necessarily fail but it was different, very different, than her other pieces and other books I read. The note in the back of the book about Forman’s time at Seventeen made me kind of understand. It was interesting to read about places like Red Rock and know that girls actually are sent to places like that. A definite eye opener to stereotypes and treatment of others.
Heraly
I felt like I was actually in the story, but in Brit's point of view. I felt her pain and anger about her dad's decision to send her, and how the staff at Red Rock treated her. She made new friends there, learned not to give up, and how to stay strong and fight for what you believe in especially with support from all the important people in life.
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I like Gayle Forman but this is not her best work. After finishing the book, I could barely remember the characters or the plot a week later. The sign of a truly great book is one that stays with you for months, years after you have read it. This one did not.

Her other books are MUCH better. I recommend saving your money on this and putting towards her other books.
Riavay
The writer is talented, the story moves along but there's something missing. It's like the author wrote it blindfolded so as not to scare herself. Because this is written for younger readers, possibly just preteen but it's missing that extra punch to make the reader feel this is real. I'd say skip it but if you are one of those readers that don't like to get too scared then this is the book for you.
Hirah
I love her writing, I loved this story. HOWEVER the end was so abrupt! It could have gone a couple chapters longer, it seemed like she was rushing to hit a deadline. I would definitely read again and I love her writing, just would like to see her write things a bit more thoroughly.
This book does have a strong friendship element which I always like to see. Outside of that I didn't really care for the book. It was a very light, shallow read, and I felt that you could read the first two thirds of the book from the synopsis of the book. The romance was cute but not overpowering. Not one of my better reads but that might in part be personal taste.